Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) isn’t the only Microsoft anti-piracy scheme that might raise the hackles of future Vista customers. Volume Activation 2.0 is worrying some Vista testers who’ve had a chance to dabble with early versions of that technology.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
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Microsoft is predicting on the very day that Microsoft launches Vista for businesses – which officials are (still) saying will happen some time in November 2006 – business customers who’ve been testing the operating system will launch 60,000 worldwide seats of Vista
Here are a few Microsoft-related conferences and confabs slated for this fall that might be of interest to Redmond watchers out there.
I’ve consciously refrained from weighing in on Symantec’s mounting efforts to fight back against Microsoft with Windows Vista. The reason? I’ve been vacillating.
A reminder for Microsoft customers out there who are using Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 1 or 1a: Microsoft is ending support for those Windows updates on October 10. As part of the cut-off, Microsoft is discontinuing security updates for XP SP1 and 1a on that date, as well.
Microsoft’s PowerShell command-line scripting shell is moving forward.
Microsoft may be reticent to provide a list of what’s not working on Vista, but that isn’t stopping others from going public with their findings.
At this week’s open house for press and analysts, Microsoft Research (MSR) will be showing off a multitude of projects, including a (so far) little-publicized distributed-computing platform under development that is code-named “Dryad.” Dryad is one of a number of large-scale-computing efforts in which Microsoft researchers are engaged.
A growing number of Microsoft Research projects have morphed into key components of established Microsoft products, and/or products in their own right.